Seasonal allergies are a common problem in Gulf Coast areas. As the seasons change, many people suffer from symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. These symptoms can be a result of seasonal allergies, which are caused by allergens such as pollen and mold spores. Gulf Coast Family Medicine is here to help you manage your seasonal allergies and live a more comfortable life.

Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Fatigue

These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can interfere with your daily activities. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be time to schedule an appointment with Gulf Coast Family Medicine.

Causes of Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies are caused by exposure to allergens such as pollen and mold spores. These allergens can be found in the air during different times of the year. For example, pollen from trees is most common in the spring, while grass pollen is more common in the summer. Mold spores are also more common in the summer and fall.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Seasonal Allergies

At Gulf Coast Family Medicine, we can help diagnose and treat your seasonal allergies. We will start by taking a medical history and performing a physical exam. We may also perform allergy testing to determine the specific allergens that are causing your symptoms.

Once we have determined the cause of your seasonal allergies, we can create a personalized treatment plan. Treatment options may include:

  • Over-the-counter antihistamines
  • Prescription nasal sprays
  • Allergy shots (immunotherapy)
  • Avoidance of allergens

We will work with you to create a plan that is tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.

Preventing Seasonal Allergies

While it is not always possible to completely avoid seasonal allergens, there are some steps you can take to reduce your exposure. These may include:

  • Keeping windows and doors closed during peak pollen season
  • Using air conditioning instead of opening windows
  • Showering and changing clothes after spending time outdoors
  • Using a HEPA filter in your home
  • Avoiding outdoor activities during peak pollen times

If you are experiencing symptoms of seasonal allergies, it is important to seek medical attention. Gulf Coast Family Medicine is here to help you manage your allergies and live a more comfortable life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Reputable Outside Sources

In addition to seeking medical attention, it is important to stay informed about seasonal allergies and how to manage them. Here are links to articles from 5 reputable outside organizations:

  1. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology:
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  3. Mayo Clinic:
  4. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:
  5. American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: